New York might offer Kevin Durant’s business manager a front office job if Durant signs with Knicks
Rival teams reportedly believe the New York Knicks might offer Kevin Durant’s business manager, Rich Kleiman, a front office job if Durant signs with the Knicks in free agency, according to Sam Amick of The Atheltic.
Kleiman is a New York native and lifelong Knicks fan. If Durant wins his third straight title this season with the Golden State Warriors, many believe the superstar will take his talents to The Big Apple.
The Knicks will have cap space to sign two max free agents, and Durant is at the top of their wish list.
This KD-to-NYC storyline has been front and center for quite some time now, with Durant’s business manager, New York native and lifelong Knicks fan Rich Kleiman, pouring kerosene on this free agency fire last February when he tweeted, “Imma run the Knicks one day.” Durant’s early-season rift with the Warriors’ Draymond Green took it to yet another level, with video of that infamous Clippers game on Nov. 12 appearing to show Durant saying, “That’s why I’m out.”
Add in the growing concern from rival teams that the Knicks will offer Kleiman a job as part of their plan, and the fact that Durant and Perry are known to still have a good relationship, and you start to understand why New York had everyone’s attention even before this monumental move.
The Knicks have been a walking disaster for years. They haven’t made the playoffs since 2013, treated Carmelo Anthony poorly during his last years there, and traded Kristaps Porzingis to the Dallas Mavericks after the 7-footer said he didn’t want to be with the franchise anymore.
Landing Durant would be a ginormous step in the right direction for the organization, and they might be using Kleiman as the key to signing KD.